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Magnolia Cafe South

#30 of 3,010 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
+1 512-445-0000
6:00 am - 5:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 am
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San Antonio, Texas
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has a reputation of being an Austin favorite. I hope that our visit was an exception. Our wait for seating was understandable but our wait for food was less so, as there was no complexity in our orders. I had to stop and remind a server that I ordered tea after 10 or so minutes, and refills required... More 

Thank clsm929
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for the first time at the beginning of November, and decided to go back just the other night because I couldn't stop thinking about their late night queso. I don't know what they do with it, but it's amazing!!! Their pancakes and tacos are also super delicious! I love the ambience, it's very Austin-y and the hostess as... More 

Thank Sofia B
Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a staple for us. We have been going here for years when we are in town visiting. Last time we went for brunch the place was crawling with people waiting. Not this time. ?? We were party of six, and hard to serve all at once I guess? Maybe the waitress was overwhelmed? My my daughters omelet... More 

Thank DaveD_Nashville
Richardson, Texas
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

30 minute wait made painless by stroll through gift shop next door that had a speaker so we could hear if our name was called. Ended up grabbing a seat at the bar after 20 min and had to see what all we should have ordered passing by us. Our brunch of omelets and home fries were a good choice.... More 

Thank meredithm272
Corinth, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent. We had breakfast. I had the eggs florentine, and she had the french toast. It all tasted great. The regular part of the restaurant was packed so she had us either wait or go to the patio. We chose the patio and the hostess was pretty much whatever. She said pick a table. The waitress felt as... More 

Thank Kris L
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Texas breakfast food. So many things to choose from. The Texas Eggs Benedict was very good. Portions were large and tasty. We went in a group of ten and everyone loved their choice. Reasonable prices.

Thank Pat H
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a large variety of eggs!!! Omelettes, scrambled and more. We had the most delicious Love Migas scrambled eggs. Very unique flavors, accompanied by a side of refried black beans and fresh, warm corn tortillas. Soooo good. It was a Saturday morning 10am. The place is packed, long lines and long wait but worth the wait. They don't take reservations... More 

Thank Husainfauzia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for breakfast and had to wait 20 minutes for a table! The place was packed and there was a line, the reason, the breakfast was great and reasonably priced. Had an omelet made to order which was made properly and it was tasty. The wait staff very attentive and fast.

Thank Gator121
Houston, Texas, United States
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a relaxing weekend in Austin, TX. Perfect location and local breakfast cuisine, parking is a challenge, but worth the wait for the dinning experience. When in Austin, try it you won't regret it.

Thank John C
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant screams Austin. The waitstaff are hip. The food is eclectic and homemade good all at the same time. Interesting art on the walls to make you think. I had the fish taco with avocado. Excellent! Other food orders in our party: chicken fajitas, vegetarian Reuben, and pasta with shrimp. Everyone looked their food. All the waitstaff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-445-0000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?